Matano said the move will save them the hassle of travelling all the way to Mumias and give them more time to prepare for the fixture.
“It is a good decision that this fixture has been returned to Nairobi. We were planning to travel to Kisumu and camp there for a few days before heading to Mumias.”
“This would have taken a toll on the players but now we don’t have to do it and it means we can fully concentrate on the match,” he told Goal.com.
He once again warned against complacency insisting that he will deploy an attacking strategy in the fixture despite carrying a 4-1 cushion from the first leg played in Seychelles.
“We are taking this match more seriously than the first leg because our opponents have had time to prepare and will be coming at us with guns blazing. We are going all out on the attack.”
Matano also downplayed the team’s 5-4 penalty defeat to Gor Mahia at the weekend during their DSTv/SuperSport tournament pointing out that the fact that they did not concede a goal in normal time was impressive.
“When a match goes to penalties, anyone can win it. I am happy with my boys for putting up a great performance in normal time and that we never conceded.”